Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced today, January 3, that the team has assigned forward Anders Bjork to Providence.
Bjork has appeared in 28 games for Boston this season, tallying four goals and eight assists for 12 points with a plus-two rating. Bjork made his NHL debut on October 5 against the Nashville Predators in Boston where he tallied his first NHL assist and point. The forward later recorded his first NHL goal on October 14 vs. the Coyotes in Arizona.
Before turning pro, Bjork served as an alternate captain for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in 2016-17, finishing the year with 21 goals and 31 assists for 52 points, all of which were career highs. Bjork played for three seasons at Notre Dame, appearing in 115 games (2014-2017) accruing 40-69=109 totals with a plus-42 rating.
Prior to attending Notre Dame, Bjork spent two seasons in Ann Arbor, Michigan with the U.S. National Team Development Program from 2012-14, skating in 117 games and compiling 33 goals and 32 assists for 65 points with 58 penalty minutes and a plus-21 rating.
The Boston Bruins signed Bjork to an entry level contract on May 30, 2017.
The 6-foot,186-pound Mequon, Wisconsin native was selected by the Bruins in the fifth round (146th overall) of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.